A prospective study on Intussusception of bowel in adults: Unusual presentations, diagnosis and operative strategies

Sanjay Kumar Mohapatra, Ashok Kumar Nayak, Paul Joyce, Prafulla Chandra Hoogar


Background: Adult Intussusception is an uncommon pathology and often presents with vague and unusual symptoms. The preoperative diagnosis is also very difficult. In this study, 23 patients of age more than 18 years with Intussusception are included. The predominant clinical features were pain abdomen, abdominal distension, obstruction, nausea and vomiting. All cases included in this study underwent exploratory laparotomy after proper evaluation.
Aim and Objective: To study the clinical presentations, diagnosis and treatment options of adult intussusceptions in a tertiary care centre in VIMSAR, Burla.
Materials and Methods: This is a prospective study of 23 patients with age more than 18 with a diagnosis of intestinal intussusception between the period 2018 to 2020 presented to VIMSAR, Burla.

Keywords: Adult Intussusception, Ultrasound, Resection, Anastomosis.

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